Student Services

Adjustments to examination arrangements

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I have a disability/a long-term medical condition/a Specific Learning Difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D – how do I get exam adjustments?

You will need to be assessed by Disability Support Services. Please follow this link to make an appointment. There are deadlines by which you need to have been assessed in order to have adjustments in place for the next round of examinations. The deadlines are:

  • Autumn Semester (January 2021) Exams:

5pm on 13 November 2020 - Drop-in sessions to arrange exam adjustments have now ended.

  • Spring Semester (May 20201) Exams:

5pm on 12 March 2021 - Drop-in sessions to arrange exam adjustments have now ended.

  • Re-sit Exams (August 2021):

5pm on 9July 2021- Drop-in sessions to arrange exam adjustments TBC.

If you have not been assessed by these deadlines you will not have alternative arrangements in place for your examinations.

You should complete a University of Nottingham Extenuating Circumstances form and return this to your School as quickly as possible.

Information about extenuating circumstances can be found here

Information on how your adjustments are applied to online timed assessments can be found here


What kind of arrangements can be put in place for me?

There are a variety of arrangements that can be made for your exams, these may be in the form of additional writing time, rest breaks, the use of a computer, smaller rooms or the use of a separate room.

Guidance for students who require adjustments to their examinations due to a long term medical or academic condition 

I don’t have a long term condition but I had an accident/have a short term illness. What do I do?
If you require adjustments to your examinations for an accident/short term illness, please contact Student Services  


For more information please visit our Accident and short term illness examination arrangements webpage. 

Further guidance for students who require adjustments to their examinations due to an accident or a short term illness which only effects the upcoming exam period.




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